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Waipu Cove to host national IRB champs

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:57 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Waipu Cove will host some of the best Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racers in the country this weekend for Surf Life Saving’s last major event of the sport season. More >>

Aces head to Napier with plenty to play for

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:47 am | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces welcome back the experience of Donovan Grobbelaar and youthful exuberance of Aniket Parikh as two changes to the side heading to Napier for the final Plunket Shield fixture of the season against Central Districts. More >>

Abbey Musical Theatre saw Palmerston North well-represented

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:41 am | TrustPower Community Awards

The district’s Abbey Musical Theatre represented the Palmerston North volunteer community in Rotorua Lakes this weekend. More >>

This is not a stand up show, this is actual proper nonsense!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:38 am | Notorious Entertainment

Don’t come along to this show expecting a Ben Hurley stand up show with his classic observations and jokes, this is a punk-rock-stand-up-comedy musical spectacular. More >>

Catlins Brewery among craft breweries attending Hop’n’Vine

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:24 am | Hop'n'Vine

Catlins Brewery will be among a strong stable of breweries showcasing their craft beers and ciders to more than 600 people at the Hop’n’Vine festival at SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill on Saturday. (April 1). More >>

BIG BLUES Horn Drivin’

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:20 am | Roger Fox

Big Blues is a new blues band on the scene featuring some well establish and recognised performers alongside some new artists. More >>

Review: The NZSO and Nature - By Max Rashbrooke

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:16 am | Max Rashbrooke

There was a great moment at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday night when the announcer suggested to the audience that they might want to take photos and share them on social media, and there was an audible roll of laughter in response. ... More >>

Rodger Fox FunkBone Experience CD release Tour

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:11 am | Rodger Fox

Rodger Fox has been New Zealand’s most prominent jazz big band leader for more than four decades but, during that time, he has also performed in many of New Zealand’s leading rock and jazz-rock groups. Starting with New Zealand’s answer to international ... More >>

Environmental Film Festival May 1-31

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:03 am | Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival

The Environmental Film Festival Reel Earth is New Zealand’s only film festival to focus specifically on nature and the environment. Hosted in the magnificent Manawatū region, with a thriving riverside community, committed to sustainability and with ... More >>

DJ Shadow: The Mountain Will Fall

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 9:56 am | Live Nation

TUESDAY MARCH 28, 2017 – Displaying formidable mixing and scratching skills and mixing tunes old and new, DJ Shadow will bring his This Mountain Will Fall tour to New Zealand this May for one show only at Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday June ... More >>

Official Result: WBOP Magic 67 def Northern Stars 47

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 9:45 am | Netball NZ

The WBOP Magic have continued their steamrolling start to the ANZ Premiership season, seeing off the Northern Stars, 67-47, in the final game of Round 1 in Hamilton. More >>

Yamaha Men Denied at Final Hurdle

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:57 pm | Bikesport NZ

Those words probably spring to mind for Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team boss Josh Coppins after two of his riders finished runners-up in two separate classes as the 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships wrapped up at the fourth and final round ... More >>

Jon Bennett returns to NZ with trilogy of shows

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:27 pm | 2hoots Productions

Australian award-winning storyteller Jon Bennett returns to New Zealand shores this April with a string of dates showcasing his breadth of shows. Bennett is a world renowned comedic storyteller and 6 X JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD nominee. Jon’s comedy ... More >>

Novices and veterans take finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:23 pm | Oxfam NZ

First-time Trailwalker team The Young and the Breathless became the first to cross the finish line at the 12th Oxfam Trailwalker charity event this weekend, completing the 100km course in 14 hours and 32 minutes. More >>

Timaru Bike Polo Steals the Show

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:13 pm | TrustPower Community Awards

Timaru Hardcourt Bike Polo brought their sport to Rotorua Lakes this weekend when they wowed the audience at the Trustpower National Community Awards with an invigorating presentation of their work given from atop their bikes. More >>

Laser Kiwi - NZ Comedy Festival

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:40 pm | Colossal Productions

A show full of great ideas that didn’t quite make it - like the laser kiwi flag. More >>

Three Dominates Friday Night with Fourth Consecutive Win

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:15 pm | Mediaworks

Three is dominating Friday night with its fourth consecutive win, with The Graham Norton Show, 7 Days, Fail Army and Newshub Late all winning the key 25-54 demographic, as well as 18-49, 18-39 and Household Shoppers with Kids. More >>

Why matter still matters for digital-age workers

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:10 pm | University of Canterbury

The world of work and the experiences people have at work have changed radically as digital tools and online ways of working have become more prevalent. More >>

Adele Tour has made Australasian concert history

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:08 pm | Live Nation

MONDAY MARCH 27, 2017 – ADELE’s LIVE 2017 Tour has made Australasian concert history, playing to more than 700,000 fans across Australia and New Zealand and smashing peak attendance records at every tour venue the British superstar has performed at. More >>

BATS Theatre Show - The Improv Mob

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:52 pm | Bats Theatre

Brace yourself for Wellington’s newest, youngest, freshest improvisors, the Improv Mob! These guys are so fresh, they’re still in their packages with the price tag, but you won’t want to miss them! More >>

Champion rower brings love of books to Kaikoura

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:49 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Mahe Drysdale is best known for his exploits on the water but today he visits children at Kaikoura Primary School and Hapuku School to boost morale, encourage reading and gift brand new books. More >>

Craig Murray Wins Freeride World Qualifier in Austria

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:44 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria (25 March 2017) – New Zealand skiers were showcasing their talents on the international freeride circuit over the weekend with Craig Murray (Wanaka) winning the Freeride World Qualifier tour event in Austria on Sunday, and ... More >>

Int'l artists converge in Wanaka for Festival of Colour

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:43 pm | Festival Of Colour

One of New Zealand’s most anticipated arts festivals, the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour, kicks off in Wanaka next week. Launching on Monday 3 April with bonfires, storytelling and song on Wanaka’s lakefront, the seventh biennial festival presents ... More >>

iD Dunedin Fashion Week Delivers Fantastic Week of Fashion

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:30 am | ID Dunedin Fashion Week

All Blacks, European fashion, iconic brands and the best in international emerging design from around the globe wrapped up the 18th annual iD Dunedin Fashion Week in the second iD Fashion Show held last night. More >>

Winning weekends on the road for shearer Rowland Smith

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:28 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Champion shearer Rowland Smith is as busy as the Prime Minister – and that’s just in his spare time. More >>

Lloyd Geering speaker replacement

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:26 am | Festival Of Colour

It is with regret that Lloyd Geering has had to cancel his speaker session at Aspiring Conversations on Friday 7 April. Due to the ill health of his wife he is no longer able to travel. We wish her well for a speedy recovery. More >>

Their Finest star Bill Nighy to visit New Zealand

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:11 am | Transmission Films

Transmission Films is delighted to announce that iconic British actor Bill Nighy will be travelling to New Zealand in April to celebrate the release of the upcoming film THEIR FINEST. More >>

Cooper Puts Honda on Top Again

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:10 am | Bikesport NZ

COOPER PUTS HONDA ON TOP AGAIN MARCH 26, 2017: With four consecutive New Zealand Motocross Championship MX1 crowns to his name, and five in total, it would be a foolish person indeed to bet against Mount Maunganui Honda hero Cody Cooper. But, in fact, ... More >>

KTM Team-Mates on Top in Two Classes at Nationals

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:08 am | Bikesport NZ

KTM TEAM-MATES ON TOP IN TWO CLASSES AT NATIONALS MARCH 26, 2017: They work together, they ride together and now they're champions together. Takaka's Hamish Harwood and Taihape's Hayden Smith have plenty in common – their love of motocross racing, ... More >>

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:54 am | Elephant Publicity

Since she was last in New Zealand in 2009 Zoe has gone on to become quite the famous one in the UK with appearances on Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled and Celebrity Mastermind to ... More >>

Koha Kai Wins Supreme Award

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:42 am | TrustPower

Koha Kai, representing Invercargill and Southland, has been named Supreme Winner at the prestigious Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

NZ Snowboarder victorious in slopestyle World Cup finale

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:34 am | Snow Sports New Zealand

Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic (25 March 2017) – NZ snowboarder Zoi Sadowski Synnott (Wanaka) has triumphed in the 2016-17 season's slopestyle World Cup finale which was staged at the in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic on Saturday ... More >>

Breakfast Show Expands Across North Island

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:31 am | NZME

Media Release for Immediate Release – Sunday 26 March 2017 Sarah, Sam and Toni’s New Hits Breakfast Show Expands Across North Island 26 March 2017 – Following their successful launch in Auckland Sarah Gandy, Sam Wallace and Toni Street will expand ... More >>

Traditional sounds of the Whanganui River: Free concert

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:27 am | Te Aio Productions

Beginning on the 31st of March of group of local Whanganui and visiting musical artists will embark on a unique journey down the Whanganui River. As one of the 7 great walks the Whanganui River journey is a draw card for tourists both domestic ... More >>

Cooper Makes It Five Titles in a Row

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:23 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 25, 2017: A come-from-behind ride by Mount Maunganui Honda hero Cody Cooper was the talk of the day at Taupo on Saturday. More >>

Kiwis Challenged to Plant a Native Tree on Arbor Day

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:08 am | Trees That Count

New Zealanders are being challenged to plant a native tree on Arbor Day 2017 (5 June) to set a record for the most trees ever planted on one day in New Zealand. The challenge comes from Trees That Count, an ambitious new programme which aims ... More >>

ANZ Premiership - Round 1 WBOP Magic v Northern Stars

Sunday, 26 March 2017, 11:48 pm | ANZ Premiership

ANZ Premiership - Round 1 WBOP Magic v Northern Stars Preview Media Update Sunday 26 March, 2017 WBOP Magic v Northern Stars When: 7.30pm, Monday 27 March Where: Claudelands Arena, Hamilton Broadcast (NZL): LIVE SKY Sport 1, FanPass, Radio Sport NZ Live scoring: ... More >>

Official Result: Central Pulse 56 def SKYCITY Mystics 55

Sunday, 26 March 2017, 11:47 pm | ANZ Premiership

Official Result: Central Pulse 56 def SKYCITY Mystics 55 Media Update Sunday 26 March, 2017 The Central Pulse held their nerve to close out Super Sunday with a riveting 56-55 win over the SKYCITY Mystics in the last of the opening Super Sunday of the ... More >>

Official Result: WBOP Magic 71 def Mainland Tactix 48

Sunday, 26 March 2017, 11:46 pm | ANZ Premiership

Official Result: WBOP Magic 71 def Mainland Tactix 48 Media Update Sunday 26 March, 2017 The WBOP Magic showcased their impressive credentials to outclass the Mainland Tactix 71-48 in game two of Super Sunday in the opening round of the ANZ Premiership ... More >>

Official Result: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel

Sunday, 26 March 2017, 11:45 pm | ANZ Premiership

Official Result: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 75 def Northern Stars 57 Media Update Sunday 26 March, 2017 The Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel celebrated a new era in New Zealand Netball by posting a 75-57 win over the Northern Stars in the opening ... More >>

Sam Lee Third at Freeride World Tour Alaska

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 9:09 pm | Snowsports

Media release: Sam Lee Third at Freeride World Tour Alaska Haines, Alaska (24 March 2017) – New Zealand big mountain skier Sam Lee (Wanaka) has earned his first podium placing on the Freeride World Tour (FWT), the sport’s most prestigious competition. ... More >>

Descending skills winning formula for Evans and Lucas

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 9:07 pm | Le Race

Descending skills winning formula for Evans and Lucas in Le Race Course record for Lucas 25 March 2017 Superior descending skills proved to be the winning formula for Dunedin’s Brad Evans and Christchurch cyclist Sharlotte Lucas, who broke the women’s ... More >>

Parris Goebel tells teens they are a blank canvas

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 12:46 pm | Parris Goebel

Parris Goebel tells teens they are a blank canvas A unique campaign featuring a poem about milk and a stunning film choreographed by dance and style icon Parris Goebel has gone viral and turned milk advertising inside out. The ‘Blank Canvas’ ... More >>

Magic Moment for Ariana Cable-Dixon

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:11 pm | Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic training partner Ariana Cable-Dixon has been called into the Magic team as a replacement player for Sydney Fraser. Young gun Sydney Fraser is still making her way back from an achilles injury suffered late last year. More >>

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:53 pm | Alliance Francaise

Auckland Press Release: Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017 Press release for 24 March, 2017 The 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival Announces Encore Screenings in Auckland Following a successful run in Auckland, the Alliance Française ... More >>

DOC reminds hunters to put safety first

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:15 pm | Department of Conservation

The annual ‘roar’ is coming and the Department of Conservation is reminding all deer hunters that safety must be their first and foremost consideration. More >>

New Zealand athletes bring back medals from Winter Games

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:13 pm | Special Olympics NZ

A group of New Zealand athletes with intellectual disabilities will return from the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games on Monday 27 March, with a haul of medals. The 13 athletes won 18 medals between them and all achieved personal best results, ... More >>

Pulse excited to launch new era

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:32 pm | Netball Central

Excitement is outweighing any feelings of nerves for the Central Pulse ahead of their clash against the Northern Mystics in the opening round of the ANZ Premiership netball competition on Sunday. More >>

$UICIDEBOY$ announce second Auckland date

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:09 pm | Live Nation

FRIDAY MARCH 24, 2017 - They’re the underground hip-hop act that you don’t know, unless you’re in the know. $UICIDEBOY$ fans went crazy at the announcement of the duo’s first downunder tour two weeks ago, and their New Zealand show sold out in ... More >>

2017 Mentorships' announced for writers & graphic novelists

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:27 pm | Creative NZ

Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2017 with fourteen chosen from a pool of sixty-four applicants. With a high level of commitment shown by the applicants and a wide variety of fascinating ... More >>

Response to Coroner's firearms safety recommendations

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:09 pm | Firearms Safety Specialists NZ Ltd

Coroner Wallace Bain’s recommendations released earlier this month highlights the importance of the seven basic principles to firearms safety and is a timely reminder to users. Especially as hunters all over the country are preparing themselves and ... More >>

Firearm users must follow the rules

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

“The Arms Code must be followed to keep hunters safe. Failure to do so puts lives in danger and only idiots and criminals would do that,” says Bill O’Leary, President of New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association. More >>

Gisborne couple claim $6.5 million Powerball prize

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:58 pm | Lotto New Zealand

A Gisborne couple have come forward and claimed the $6.5 million Powerball prize that has had the city abuzz for almost two weeks. More >>

ANTARCTICA: while you were sleeping opens tonight

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:46 pm | Auckland Museum

Tonight, our Museum will transform into a life-size Antarctic iceberg for the world premiere of ANTARCTICA: while you were sleeping . More >>

Upcoming exhibition: A line that was not - Mikaela Marshall

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:11 pm | The Physics Room

A line that was not continues Mikaela Marshall’s open-ended exploration of movement, meaning, and form. Using The Physics Room's inner city setting for her exploration of point-to-point connection, the exhibition maps everyday interactions around the ... More >>

Upcoming exhibition: Monuments and other reminders

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:07 pm | The Physics Room

Image: Still from ‘The Existential Crisis of the Individual in the Postmodern City’ from Trilogy , 2011 – 2017 More >>

First escape room game opens in Tauranga

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:26 am | Escape Masters

Popular entertainment business Escape Masters officially launched its new Tauranga operation in the heart of Red Square overnight with a fun, prison themed VIP event. More >>

French Film Festival Announces Encore Screenings

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:41 am | Alliance Francaise

Following a successful run in Wellington, the Alliance Française French Film Festival have announced their 2017 encore screenings. More >>

Three New Zealand Films to Screen at Hot Docs

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:37 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Three New Zealand films will screen at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. Slavko Martinov’s Pecking Order and Florian Habicht’s Spookers will each have their world premieres at the festival, while Annie Goldson’s Kim ... More >>

Kiss the Sky season premiere

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:07 am | New Zealand Dance Company

The New Zealand Dance Company forges its stellar reputation for choreographic mastery and extraordinary contemporary dance with the premiere of its 2017 triple bill Kiss the Sky , opening 29 June at the Bruce Mason Centre for four performances only. More >>


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